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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers, Thursday morning, March 26, 2020

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this Thursday morning.

1. COVID-19 cases in Nigeria now 51

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Wednesday night confirmed six new coronavirus infections, bringing the number of cases in the country to 51. The centre disclosed on its website and Twitter handle that two new cases were discovered in Lagos, two in Abuja and one each in Rivers and Osun States respectively. Read more

2. Buhari’s negative test for COVID-19 calls for celebration —Presidency

The presidency said Wednesday President Muhammadu Buhari’s COVID-19 test that turned out negative called for a celebration. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a chat with State House correspondents, said the Presidential Villa has not been shut down but on partial lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

3. COVID-19: Lagos is not on lockdown —Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State government on Wednesday dismissed reports that the state is on lockdown following the growing cases of coronavirus in the country, particularly the state where more than 20 people have been infected by the disease. The government in a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, described as erroneous the impressions created by the reports, adding that Lagos is not on lockdown despite the stringent measures taken by the Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration to check the spread of the disease. Read more

4. COVID-19: There are fears Buhari’s govt has collapsed —PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday expressed concern over the perceived collapse of command structure in the government since the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, was hospitalized for coronavirus. Kyari tested positive for the disease on Tuesday. Read more

5. Kogi governor orders closure of entry points as COVID-19 spreads

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday, ordered the closure of all entry points into the state following the growing cases of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who attended the third day Fidau prayer of the governor’s late mother, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. Read more

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6. Gov Bello predicts COVID-19 will end in 21 days, says ‘noise about the scourge political’

Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday, shrugged off reports that he had contracted the coronavirus. The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, who attended the third-day Fidau prayer of the governor’s late mother, tested positive for the disease on Tuesday. Read more

7. COVID-19: Ekiti govt orders closure of markets

In a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus in Ekiti State, Governor Kayode Fayemi Wednesday ordered the closure of all non-essential commodities markets in the state effective Thursday. The governor said in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, the markets that would be allowed to open for business are those dealing in foodstuff, medical equipment, and water. Read more

8. NASS leadership meets executive on proposed budget review

The National Assembly’s leadership alongside a couple of ministers and heads of Federal Government agencies met to discuss the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the economy. Among the subjects considered were the planned review of the 2020 budget, and Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, passed last year by the National Assembly. Read more

9. GIGM joins effort against COVID-19 spread, offers to donate buses to Nigerian govt

A leading transport company in Nigeria, GIGMobilty is offering to play a big role in the nation’s fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus which is ravaging the globe. The company Wednesday revealed that it was willing to donate some buses to aid staff of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in their day-to-day activities during the trying period. Read more

10. Bauchi Governor’s elder brother kidnapped

Adamu Mohammed Duguri, the elder brother to Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, was abducted by unknown gunmen on Wednesday evening. Read more

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